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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous–recent
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Actinopterygii
Superorder: Acanthopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Bleeker, 1863
Teep species
Perca fluviatilis

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Perciformes, cried the Percomorphi or Acanthopteri an aw, are the lairgest order o vertebrates, containin aboot 40% o aw bony fishes. Perciformes means "perch-like". Thay belang tae the class o ray-finned fish, an comprise ower 10,000 species foond in almaist aw aquatic environments. The order contains aboot 160 faimilies, which is the maist o ony order within the vertebrates.[1] It is the maist variably sized order o vertebrates an aw, rangin frae the 7 mm (0.28 in) Schindleria brevipinguis tae the 5 m (16 ft) Makaira species. Among well-kent members o this group are cichlids, sunfish/bluegill, damselfish, bass, an perch.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Nelson, J. S. (2006). Fishes of the World (4 ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-471-25031-9.